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Fred Siegel

Fred Siegel

Fred Siegel is the Scholar in Residence at St. Francis College in Brooklyn and an editor at City Journal.

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Detroit: An American AutopsyBy Charlie LeDuffPenguin, 304 pages Detroit: An American Autopsy is a powerful but incomplete dirge for a city that in the 1950s led...

Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American RepublicBy Jay CostBroadside Books, 368 pages Jay Cost’s...

It is one of the foundational myths of contemporary liberalism: the idea that American culture in the 1950s was not only stifling in its banality but...

In the narrative crafted by Michael Bloomberg’s public-relations team throughout the first nine years of his mayoralty, he was the fabulously successful businessman who saved New...

The stunning collapse of American liberalism in 22 months since the United States elected its first African-American president is, in part, a replay of the...

In 1928, D.H. Lawrence wrote a poem entitled “How Beastly the Bourgeois Is” in which he compared the middle class to a “fungus, living...